It takes plenty of natural talent, confidence and sheer hard work to perform when thrust into the spotlight to host an event, as veteran Singaporean emcee Sharlyn Lim can probably tell you.
“First of all, we begin on a stage that separates us from the audience. You’ve to know your script, reach out and connect with the audience while being mindful of certain taboo issues. The same method of ‘rah-rahing’ the crowd may not even work with every audience you get,” she says, flashing a knowing look.
Yet here stands a beautiful young lady who has hosted hundreds of events both in Singapore and abroad; across three continents. These range from keynotes and seminars of IT giant IBM and international bank OCBC, to high fashion events for designer label Marc Jacobs and skincare label Bioessence and even stage events at shopping malls or Family Days.
She has even shared the stage with international celebrities like Taiwanese pop group S.H.E, Investment Guru Jim Rogers and certain Hongkong TVB stars.
So how does Sharlyn Lim do it?